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Bicuspid aortic valve

Location of aortic valve in heart, with details of a tricuspid valve and a bicuspid valve

Some people are born with a bicuspid aortic valve, which has two flaps (leaflets). Usually, an aortic valve has three flaps (tricuspid valve).

Current as of: September 7, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
John Pope MD - Pediatrics
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
Larry A. Latson MD - Pediatric Cardiology

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